container gardening: using a whiskey barrel - peat moss absorbent
Whisky barrels as growers have always been a tried, real way to achieve outstanding displays for your garden.
The size of these wooden pots makes them ideal for large shrubs or small trees, or even herb gardens, and for planting outside the kitchen door.
In addition, these barrels will last for several years, even decades, before they need to be replaced.
Gardening with a whiskey bucket will recreate the nostalgia of the past countryside and create a charming plantation owner for your roots plants, shrubs, trees or herbs that will be near you
You need to decide whether to use the full
A bucket or half of whiskey. size barrel.
If you decide on a half barrel, then you need to decide whether to use it upright or put it aside and let your flowers flow out of it.
Also, think about where you will put the bucket and make sure it is in the right place because once it is full, the bucket is too heavy to walk around the garden.
Also, consider the size plants you will use in your barrels.
These containers have a lot of soil capacity for larger plants.
Once you take your bucket home and decide what you're going to plant in the bucket, you'll need a big drill to punch a drain hole in the bucket.
The drain hole should drill into the side of the bucket between the two metal bands at the bottom.
Drill at least 4 holes around the bottom of the barrel for upright planters, or drill 4 holes on the side for side lying planters to make it look like your flowers are pouring out of the inside.
If you drill a drain hole at the bottom of the bucket, you will not have proper drainage, especially in long periods of rainfall, because the bucket will be pressed down in dust, fertilizer, water, this does not allow it to drain at all.
For best results, use a growing soil mixture such as peat moss as it has been disinfected to ensure no bugs are present.
Also, this type of soil will make sure you don't have weed seeds.
The growth mixture of the soil has a strong absorption capacity, which enables your plant to grow a larger root system.
Once the soil is in the bucket, add a good 8 to 9 months of soil fat instead of 3 to 4 months of fertilizer like Miracle Gro.
Otherwise, if you plant barrels in April, the fertilizer will run out in June.
Use a pot like you have a hanging pot and make a big enough mark in the middle of the dirt to mark the plant root ball.
Then, if using an existing plant, use your hand and carefully take the plant out of the pot and put it in a hole made with another pot.
When your plants are in the bucket, water them with about 5 gallons of water and use about 5 tablespoons of good plant fertilizer like Miracle Gro.
If you're using a half-sized bucket, use about 2 gallons of water and 2 tablespoons of fertilizer.
Tip: double on fertilizer if you want to double blossom.
For example: if you need 1 tablespoon per gallon of water, use 2 tablespoons.
Then, step back and watch them grow!
Add any type of garden decoration, such as a flower garden essence or a garden stake to set off your plantation owner.
Following these instructions you should be able to plant your plants until September and they will be very spectacular and make you the envy of all your neighbors!